A Car is Bought Every 3 Minutes in the UK Using eBay on Mobile

A car is bought every three minutes by someone using eBay on their mobile in the UK – totalling more than 175,000 vehicles sold every year – making motoring the third most popular mobile purchase.

Fashion is the top mobile purchase on eBay, with a pair of shoes snapped up every 15 seconds and a handbag sold every 30 seconds. Tech is the second most popluar purchase for mobile eBayers in the UK.

eBay has revealed that Birmingham is the top mobile shopping city in the UK, followed by South London, Sheffield, Nottingham and Belfast. The 21 per cent of cross-platform shoppers on eBay make up 44 per cent of total global sales, the company also said.

eBay forecast at the beginning of the year that the value of its mobile transactions in 2013 would be $20bn. It also revealed in July that it had seen 197m downloads to date worldwide.

Top 20 destinations

  1. Birmingham
  2. South London
  3. Sheffield
  4. Nottingham
  5. Belfast
  6. North London
  7. Leicester
  8. Peterborough
  9. East London
  10. Bristol
  11. Newcastle
  12. Manchester
  13. Cardiff
  14. Portsmouth
  15. Doncaster
  16. Coventry
  17. Derby
  18. Brighton
  19. Reading
  20. Chelmsford